Ogilvie Construction

Trainee Estimator

Why join Ogilvie Construction?

Ogilvie Construction Ltd deliver building projects in both the public and private sector. We are a multi-skilled organisation and pride ourselves on our people and recruiting the best talent. We provide a rewarding and challenging working environment for all our employees, and we understand the benefits of a talented workforce.

We have an opportunity for an Trainee Estimator to join our team in Aberdeen.

The role:

Working with an established team you will be responsible for the following:

  • Electronic storing and checking of Tender Documents
  • Tender document enquiry preparation
  • Log and edit tenders on Estimating Software System (ConQuest)
  • Input Bill of Quantities on Estimating Software System (ConQuest)
  • Tender document enquiry preparation on Estimating Software System (Conquest)
  • Attend site visits with other team members to review prelim requirements, site constraints, risk & opportunities
  • Handling department incoming/outgoing telephone calls
  • Review and reporting of supply chain quotations
  • Day-to-day management of subcontractors and suppliers database
  • Liaising with Subcontractors/Suppliers, Design Teams and Clients
  • Attendance & contribution at various tender process meetings
  • Estimating and cost planning
  • Maintain an electronic and hard copy filing system including management of archive files
  • Preparation of tender documents for submission in line with client requirements
  • Input to the day to day management of subcontractors and suppliers database

About you

Are you:

  • Competent at Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook?
  • Able to work to demanding time and quality targets?

Do you:

  • Excellent literacy and numeracy skills?
  • Work well as part of a team?

Training & Development:

You will be enrolled into Technical College or University day release to study and achieve a degree in a relevant construction subject.


  • Early finish Friday (3:30pm)
  • 32 days annual holiday entitlement
  • Access to Well-being Champions and Mental Health First Aiders
  • Generous contributory personal Pension Scheme
  • Salary exchange pension with employer NI savings included
  • Profit share scheme
  • Excellent death in service cover
  • Employee Assistance Programme including 5 counselling sessions